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Jan 28, 2010 7:00am EST
general. but much power lies with hillary clinton, secretary of state of america, sending thousands more troops of afghanistan to try to win the peace. once there, side conversations and exchanges on how to make it work. the lead up to the conference saw a stream of initiatives, sanctions dropped against some taliban leaders, debt relief for afghanistan of billions of dollars and others. for what has become a pressing global security challenge and a test of how to fix a failed state. >> by the middle of next year we have to turn the tide in the fight against the insurgency and also in our work to support afghan government in winning the trust of the people. so today, we affirm as an international community, that the increase in our military efforts must be matched with governance and economic development, a political and civilians surged to match and complement the current military surge. president karzai promised his government would play its part. it would fight corruption d much more. >> we will continue to reform our state institutions. we need to strengthen the leadership, managemen
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Jan 12, 2010 7:00am EST
was killed. tehran accuses of america and israel. a bomb blast outside of his home, affecting the standoff of the nuclear program. questions over the role in intelligence dossiers in britain. >> if it was not proper, i would not do it. >> the nigerian president spoke to the bbc from his home site in saudi arabia. at home there is mounting pressure over his refusal to hand over power. confessions of a baseball superstar. mark mcgwire admits using steroids during his record- breaking season. is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, may day in tehran. the mysterious assassination of the leading iranian scientist threatens to complicate relations between the international community and iran. they have accused america and israel of being behind the bomb blast. they also claim that revolutionary groups are involved in the assassination. our to run correspondent joins us here in the studio. -- tehran correspondent joins us in the studio. >> this is a very murky story. it ems there was a bomb explosion in which this scientist died. the first reports were that he was a nuclear scientist. he wo
PBS
Jan 15, 2010 5:30pm EST
to survivors, but slowly. >> nobody is helping. they are trying to fend for themselves. >> america's efforts start to kick in. troops and helicopters arrive in port-au-prince. >> i want the people to know we will do what it takes to save lives and to help them get back on their feet. >> amid the wreckage and chaos, survivors are still being found. this boy was pulled from the rubble. welcome to "bbc world news." coming up later for you -- back at work and back on trial. the latest hearing in the corruption case against silvio berlusconi. getting his wings. prince william's picks up his award from the royal air force. hello to you. the scale of what has been promised to help the people of haiti is impressive. from 30 countries, hundreds of millions of dollars. from the u.s., of around 10,000 troops. 72 hours after the earthquake, what has reached people is desperately limited compared to the need. a few people are being pulled alive from the rubble. others are without sleep, light, communications, and are reduced to begging and fighting for food and water. >> good evening from port-au- prince
PBS
Jan 19, 2010 5:30pm EST
. >> destruction at a haitian orphanage. welcome to "bbc world news," brought to you by pbs in america and elsewhere around the world. i am mike embly. it has gone well past a joke. why italian chefs cannot stand the way we make something. hello to you. helicopters had landed u.s. marines in combat gear. there is a commanding presence at the presidential palace, which was destroyed. they have started air drops, and in the absence of any functioning government, thousands of extra peacekeepers are being sent, but with 3 million people needing eight, still not enough of it is getting through, -- 3 million people needing aid. new pictures of the moment the earthquake struck are emerging. a missionary was filming at an orphanage. then, it becomes a scene that must have been repeated several times across haiti -- many times across haiti. but here at least, all of the children and the staff survived, though the center itself was heavily damaged. to port-au-prince and our correspond with the latest on the aid for and the plight of the haitian people -- and our correspondent with the latest. >>
PBS
Jan 20, 2010 5:30pm EST
in america and around the globe. coming up, and thereby a group of musicians. and baby making day in south korea, government workers sent home early to increase the birth rate. >>> one year after barack obama took office, the u.s. president and his party have managed to lose a seat in the senate. the republicans now have enough votes to block health care reform as just a start. at the white house insists the president will step -- the white house insists that the president will stick to his goals. >> the next united states senator! >> it is perhaps the political upset of the new century, a republican elected to the u.s. senate in massachusetts for the first time in 38 years. he and scott brown. >> i saw a handmade sign that i put there myself. >> exactly one year after president obama took office. there are 100 seats in the senate, 100 votes. the democrats now control 60 of those, giving them a majority so powerful that could pass legislation they want. but when scott brown arrives, the republicans take control of 41 seats. that is enough to block legislation. president obama's huge plan f
PBS
Jan 22, 2010 5:30pm EST
a trend here that's very, very concerning. >> out on the tundra, this lonely outpost at barrow is america's northernmost climate laboratory. a snowy owl appears, a regular of this distant landscape. here the instruments have been measuring the arctic's changes. the rise in the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, and the retreat of the ice. the chief scientist shows me around. >> what we're looking at here is our main tower where we take our samples and pump them from this tower into the station for analysis. >> i want to take a look inside in a second, but just before we go in out of the cold, what kind of hazards do you face up here? >> we've seen polar bears out here and had to leave because it's better to let the polar bears be, let them take their course on through and come back later. >> you've got to keep a close watch every time? >> yes. >> let's get inside. so then this is where the air samples are pumped into? >> this is the main room where the analysis happens. the first thing that happens is the sample comes in from outside and goes through a chiller that takes all the water vapor
PBS
Jan 27, 2010 5:30pm EST
. >> a warm welcome, "bbc world news" broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. lessons from the meltdown, the world economic forum opens, calling for a rethink of capitalism. and healing the wounds, the children of haiti, air lifted to new york. >>> hello. could the afghans president's plans to offer talks and money to the taliban not undermine the freedoms won by the afghan people? tommy karzai has been defending himself against accusations ahead of thursday's london conference on afghanistan. britain's prime minister gordon brown answered questions from afghan and british students and defended his deployment of british troops. our world affairs correspondent was there. >> president karzai arrives in london knowing that he has repair work to do on his reputation and that of his government. last year's afghan elections were widely seen as flawed by widespread corruption. at the same time, more western troops than ever were killed or injured in the war against the taliban. was it worth the price, one student asked? >>. is it shoulders have been fighting in afghanistan at nine
WHUT
Jan 6, 2010 7:00am EST
." >> this is "bbc world news." we will make amends -- promise from one of america's security chiefs. president obama pins the blame on u.s. intelligence for the failed christmas day bombing. >> when a suspected terrorist is able to board a plane with explosives on christmas day, the system has failed in a potentially disastrous way. >> a battlon the high seas -- activists say their high-tech boat is broken in half by a japanese whaling vessel. pregnant personals -- prisoners the shackled while giving birth. standard practice in the u.s. but is it time to change? house know is bringing much of the u.k. to a total halt -- how snow is bringing much of the u.k. to a total halt. it is midday in london, it o'clock p.m. in tokyo and 7:00 a.m. in washington where intelligent chiefs will this morning begin to make amends after stinging criticism from president obama that they failed to stop last month's attempted to bomb an american airliner. the director of national intelligence dennis blair says the intelligence community had to boost efforts to prevent new mr. obama had earlier told senior officials that
WHUT
Jan 7, 2010 6:30pm EST
to the obama take on terrorism, in the end, the only way to keep america safe is to persuade people around the world that america is a benign force in the world. to persuade people around the world that militants and extremist islam is not the way forward. this is the obama doctrine that is taking shape. if it is very distinct to what has gone on in the past eight years. perhaps it is not clear in everybody's mines yet or how this counter-terrorism doctrine that will play out -- minds yet or how this counter-terrorism doctri that will play out in the years to come. they are trying to outline this view that it is, only war that is the answer, it is persuasion, too. >> thank you very much indeed. al qaeda are now claiming that it was their double agent that killed sevecia operatives in afghanistan last week as well as a member of the jordanian royal family. and the jordanian intelligence officer blew himself up. here is our exclusive report. >> driving to meet al qaeda in the suburbs. to speak to a jihadisa jordanias suspected of killing cia agents in afghanistan this week. praise for him wa
WHUT
Jan 20, 2010 7:00am EST
political base and it is too soon to see any results. * four people in america are still pretty hard, -- times for people in america are still pretty hard. then there is what president obama just found out from the peace -- from the people in massachusetts, in tough times the people doing -- blame the people in power. >> joining me in the studio is our abc news correspondent. why did the people turn against obama? >> that is -- a key question, is this a statement about martha copley and how she ran her campaign? or a larger statement about the obama administration? in the last year since he took office -- this is the anniversary -- we have seen those job approval rating numbers start to slip. now his job performance is still in theositive numbers. but it is not an overwhelmingly positive response by voters to the obama administration. people on the ground were not impressed with the martha copley campaign. she had some fumbles, she was not out there. but scott brown took a page out of the obama playbook. he was out there canvassing the state, he had a huge internet presence, and one
WHUT
Jan 27, 2010 7:00am EST
in asia, latin america, and what this crisis has shown is that we have been able to contain -- >> that is what i was really hinting at. the response to the financial problems, both in america and the european union was to have protectionist measures. >> we have been monitoring this very closely. the result, at this stage, is there has not been a significant rise of proteconism. if you take world trade today, it is as open as it was last year. overall, the system has worked. i am prudent and i'm cautious because these protectionist cautions are linked to the situation on the job market. we know that things may not be improving short-term in the job market. the risk is still here, but for the moment, it has been reasonably well contained. >> davos will be concentrating on how one keeps this rather err for agile recovery going. from your point of view, how greworrying is it? asia is pulling out quicker and faster and better than europe and america. >> frankly speaking, we should be happy that some places in this world are growing more rapidly than others. the recovery will prob
WHUT
Jan 27, 2010 6:30pm EST
to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- britain's top lawyer at the time of the iraq war testifies. why did he change his mind? and lessons from the meltdown. the world economic forum opens in davos and calls for fundamental rethinking of capitalism, no less. hello to you. could the afghan president's plan to offer talks and money to peace with the taliban undermine the environment with the afghan people? homage karzai has been defending himself from the accusation. -- homage karzai. britain's prime minister answered questions from afghan and british students and defended his deployment of british troops. our world from paris -- our world affairs correspondent was there. >> president karzai arrives in london knowing he has repair work to do on his own reputation and that of his government. last ye's afghan elections were widely seen as flawed by widespread corruption. at the same time, more troops than ever were being killed or injured in the war against the taliban. was it, one student as
WHUT
Jan 22, 2010 7:00am EST
survivors. president obama sends jitters through the stock market. his talk of reform ating america's banks worries investors. >> we must have peace at any cost. war is not the only way forward. >> 7:00 a.m. in washington. china is rejecting a call from the u.s. secretary of state. following a threat from the search engine google. authorities are accusing mrs. clinton on what they are describing as information imperial ix. jo we look to the chinese authorities to conduct a thorough debut that led google to make its announcement countries that rtrict free access risk walling themselves off from the progress of the next century. >> we are seeing this warning from china like saying back off. the response from the chinese the roundless ack useation can harm the u.s. formulation. the u.s. is open here and it wants good formulation. expressing comments and support when it comes to attacks on china. certainlyly it was known but a very set piece. china was one of the few countries singled out for controlling information on the internet. china responding, trying to say back off and leave this round
WETA
Jan 7, 2010 6:00pm EST
trying to get us back to the obama take on terrorism, in e end, the only way ke america safe is to persuad peop aund the world that americis a benign foe in the world. persuade people around th world tt milants and extremisislam is not the way forward. this is the obama doctrine that is taking shape. if it is vy distinct to what hagone in the pt eight years. perhaps it is notclear in everybody's mines ye or how this counter-terrorism doctrine that will play t -- minds yet or h this counter-terrorism ctrine that will play out in the years toome. ey are trying to outline this view thatts, only war that is the answ, it is persuasion, too. >>hank you very much indeed. al qaedare now claiming that it was their doue agent that killed seven cia operatives in afghanistan last ek as well as a membe of t jordanian royal family. and the jordani intelligence officer blew himsf up. here is our exclusive report >> drivi to meet al qaeda in the subur. to speak to a jihis fighter. ordanian mitant is suspted of killiia agents in afghanistan this week. praise for him was prediable. >> lots of
WETA
Jan 13, 2010 6:00pm EST
warm welcome to "bbc wod news," broadca to our viewers pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley coming up later r you -- trying to sue theiplomatic -- trying to sue their diplomatic r withturkey. raelapologizes. and a tug of war over who should keep britain'siggest collection of anglo-saxon treasure. heo. you li in one of the poest countries in t world, 80%f you are no me than $2 per day. you are recovering from three hurricanes and tropic storm. and now this. in haiti, the most powerful ribbean earthquake in 200 years s left it is feared tens of thousands dead and unknown numbers dropped. -- unknown numbers tpped. he is facing an imaginable catastphe. the densely populated capil is now in chaos. we have the rert from the neighboring dominican republi it. already o of thepoorest untries in the world, it was a disaster zone. and now says. -- and now this. >> anarthquake just happened and many people are walking in front of me. [unintelligible] that was a lady screang. she was cryg. >> the national palaceas collapsed. at least five bi buildin have collapsed. it is r
PBS
Jan 4, 2010 5:30pm EST
on pbs in america, elsewhere run the world. my name is mike. where is money for afghan going? hello to you. security has been tightened for thousands of passengers flying to the united states. from more than one dozen countries. the christmas-day at 10 by a nigerian man has had far reaching consequences -- the christmas day attempt. countries including at the sudan and yemen and pakistan now face fall by the scans and pat downs. >> president obama has returned from holiday to face a wave of issues. >> we are conducting an internal review. the president has called for a whlole of government review, based on what we know now. >> this is the scene at one of the busiest airports. there was one man who went into a secure area. thousands of passengers had to go through security all over again. flights were grounded. the man was not fast. >> so we can all go back through. as you can see, it is an absolute chaos. >> be more security, as far as i am concerned, the better -- the more security. >> they patted me down, and they literally did it a full body, -- did a full body, legs and everythi
PBS
Jan 5, 2010 5:30pm EST
in afghanistan. welcome to "bbc world ms." broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the world. coming up later, iceland's credit rating is downgraded yet further after the president orders a referendum on whether to repay international debt. and some net to nexus, google unveils its own gadget to challenge apple's iphone. hello. straight back from his vacation in hawaii, president obama is right now holding a meeting with his top security and intelligence officials at the white house. on the agenda, the failures and lessons learned from the christmas day airline bomb plot over detroit. the first face-to-face meeting for the president with his advisers since the suspect allegedly tried to bring down the plane with an explosive device. with the international spotlight once again on yemen, the white house says no more guantanamo detainees will be returned to the country. 91 of the 198 people still held at guantanamo are believed to be from yemen. let's go live now to the grand foyer of the white house where mr. obama is expected to speak at any moment now. the president of sun an
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Jan 7, 2010 5:30pm EST
the rumors about his health. welcome to bbc world news broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, a return to innocence. thousands of nepal's child soldiers released to try to find new lives. and defying the big freeze. the northern hemisphere still locked in a very chilly embrace. >> hello to al qaeda are now claiming that it was their age and who killed seven cia agents last week in afghanistan. he was a jordanian intelligence of a stir when he blew himself up inside a military base. our middle east correspondent has been exploring the jordanian connection. here is the exclusive report. >> driving to meet al qaeda in the southern suburbs. to speak to a jihadist fighter who claims to recruit jordanians for al qaeda's cause. a jordanian militant is suspected of killing cia agents in afghanistan this week. this meant praise for him was predictable. >> lots of people here would like to do something like that. he was a martyr. i would love to do what he did. american policy in the middle east is to blame. >> the presumed ballmer worked as a doctor in this
PBS
Jan 13, 2010 5:30pm EST
miles of ocean between us, haitians are our neighbors in the americas and here at home. we have to be there for them in their hour of need. >> this was the worst earthquake to hit this nation into hundred years, and it is a country that has suffered in its history. four major tropical storms in 2008, civil strife and political turmoil have helped to make it the poorest country in the western hemisphere. it is hard to get a clear picture of the casualty is. much of the country is cut off. it needs help now. at the price, bbc news. >> as matthews said, the un headquarters is among those piles of rubble. the emergency relief coordinator is in our new york studio. give us a picture as you understand it what is happening in haiti? >> it is a very dramatic situation. the devastation is extremely large. we don't have any figures for casualties, but we assume they will be considerable. one of the big problems is the health and infrastructure has been overwhelmed by the number of injured. this is posing a enormous problems. the biggest lead we have is to coordinate and accelerate search
PBS
Jan 14, 2010 5:30pm EST
viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- finland declares war on the cigarette industry. >> it makes me very angry. it is like some kind of race. >> and a dog's life for real. how the breeding of some pedigreed dogs is putting the animal's health at risk. hello to you. amid the devastation, the desperation, an international armada of aid is on its way to haiti. but it is not there yet. said the bodies are still piled up. most of those buried alive for still in the wreckage left by one of the worst caribbean earthquakes in two centuries. this would be a challenge for any government, but for a state as impoverished as haiti, this is proving overwhelming. matthew price is in the haitian capital of port-au-prince. >> the sad truth is that things are getting worse, not better. he may make out this makeshift camp 40 internally displaced people here. we assume there are people displaced across the country as people are left homeless and try to find shelter to see themselves through the crisis. help is on the way. we've seen many
PBS
Jan 21, 2010 5:30pm EST
viewers in the u.k. and america. a week before sri lankan's presidential election, we will have access to the tamil tiger heartland. italy plans a crackdown on the children who just don't leave home. hello to you. as haiti's official death toll reaches 75,000, that is the number so far counted in mass graves. there have been two more aftershocks. almost half a million people are homeless. the main port has finally, partially reopened. still, nine days after the strongest earthquake in two centuries, help is not reaching all those who need it. our correspondent is in port-au- prince. >> coming ashore today, vital equipment to help operate the port. a difficult maneuver on a makeshift raft. u.s. commanders say the port can start receiving the aid that it so arguably needed. >> we're preparing the port to receive all the cargo when it comes, to hand it over to the folks who will distribute it, and we are ready as of today to begin receiving some cargo. there's a lot of work that needs to be done by a lot of people come agencies, and other units. >> how much work is very clear. the seaport
WHUT
Jan 8, 2010 7:00am EST
was a reminder that as far as the enemy is concerned, america is also the frontline. this has raised difficult questions about how to battle this threat. >> the security agencies have now completed a review into what went wrong. > at this stage in the process it appears that this was not the fault of a single individual or organization, but a systemic failure across the different organizations and agencies. >> he was on the watch list and even his father had warned the officials that the sun was becoming more radical. today he will be driven through this note to this court room. some of those who were on the flight will also be there, to look at the man accused of trying to bring down their airplane. >> joining me is our security correspondent. there may be too much intelligence to go through? >> that is exactly right and this is what he said was the problem. they had trouble connecting all of this. with all of the vast resources that they have, and all the organizations that they have gone through, there is there -- there is still a failure of having the lines of responsibility to say -- we h
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Jan 19, 2010 6:30pm EST
survivors in the rubble. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, ao around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- making the case for war -- britain's defense secretary tells the iraq inquiry it was legal and not inevitable. and it has gone well past the drug. why italian chefs cannot stomach the way we make celanese. -- in it has gone well past a joke. hello to you. helicopters have landed u.s. marines in combat gear but wielding of the packages. a commanding presence on the grounds of the destroyed presidential palace in haiti. the u.s. has also started air drops, and in the absence of a functioning government, the united nations has sent thousands of extra peacekeepers. but with million -- 1 million homeless and 3 million meeting eight, still not enough is getting it through. that is contributing to frustration and tension on the streets. to port-au-prince and the latest on the aid effort and the plight of the haitian people. >> one week ago today, much of the city was turned to rubble and lives were changed forever. we n
WHUT
Jan 21, 2010 7:00am EST
in the capital of haiti. america being. its military support for the relief effort in haiti. 16,000 u.s. troops will be deployed here. there are hopes that the main port may soon be opened. >> also coming up, a return to double-digit growth, could china become the second-biggest economy? general misery at general motors in europe as the company announces a thousand jobs to go in factory closures. why the philippines is the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. hello and welcome from port-au- prince. i am standing outside the university hospital in port-au- prince where many of the earthquake's survivors have been brought. this is the sort of overspill at the hospital. we are in the courtyard of the hospital. many people are being treated because there simply is not room inside. a lot of the patients have had to have amputations. limbs have had to be amputated, and doctors here from various international organizations, including the colombian red cross. they have carried out dozens of amputations every day. the doctors here have told me that they feel that at the moment, nine days
WHUT
Jan 29, 2010 6:30pm EST
and instability, and elections due in march. back with a bang. america's economy is growing at its fastest rate in six years. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcasting around the globe. the haitian government says it desperately needs to hundred thousand tents to house refugees. meet the first warplanes developed by russia since the collapse of the soviet union. he called it "the calculus of risk." tonylair gave evidence to the iraq inquiry today during six hours of questioning. he went from slightly nervous to unrepentant toobust with his reasoning and belief behind the decision to go to war in iraq. he said he has no regrets about removing saddam hussein. he hinted at the possibility of a new war with iran. our correspondent was at the inquiry. >> he arrived in the half light of dawn to the sound of a single bell tolling. his convoy headed to the basement. he slipped in through a side door. it was a low-key start to a highly charged a day. in the streets around the conference center were protesters, not as many as predicted, a couple of hundred it most. the verdict on tony blair has already b
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Jan 11, 2010 5:30pm EST
warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- drawing crowds, but not a claim. freeman or slaves? who built the pyramids in egypt. a new study. hello to you. the worst day for international forces in afghanistan for around two months has left six soldiers dead. they include three americans and a french soldier. but on nationwide poll is suggesting a new confidence about the country's future. 70% of afghans think their country is headed in the right direction, a significant rise from last year. a joint coal from the bbc, abc and ard. we have this report from afghanistan. >> in the midst of war, the dickensian and turmoil of industry survives. and it must. if the war is to be one, it must be one here as well as on the battlefields. this factory employs 70 people, 10 more than a year ago. it turns scrap metal into new pots and pans. despite the war, the man is high and sales are good. >> getting dumped here is the detritus of war. in there, they are melted down and turning it into prod
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Jan 18, 2010 7:00am EST
is synonymous with america's war on terr, but it's now front and center in the humanitarian war to fight the aftermath of the eartuake in haiti. you can just see here a c-130 transport plane arriving from the u.s. mainland delivering supplies of food and water, which are being taken by plane and helicopter, both directly into the haitian capital, port-au-prince, and also to the u.s.s. carl vincent, one of the largest warships in the world, which is now anchored in waters off haiti and is potentially becoming a logical air force for supplies going in and out. coming the other way, american personnel and citizens have been evacuated from haiti here to guantanamo bay. some have received hospital treatment and then been sent onward to the u.s. mainland. and potentially there is one other fascinating use of this base. there is a possibility, according to the u.s. military, that were there to be refugee crisis in haiti, that this base could become a temporary home to up to 10,000 people who would be housed in temporary tents here in guantanamo bay. nothing definite that i've heard yet, but it
WETA
Jan 1, 2010 6:00pm EST
erupt have to accept the independence of the america justice system? -- ds not iraq veo accept the independence of the amecan justice syst? >> we have other eviden against these pele. the wer 17 innocentraqi citizenshat were not armedand that were not military or police that were killed othe road, probably by mistake. but somebody has killed them. >> you c find much more on this story on r web site. st go tobc.com/news. peter moore has arrived back i britain fromaghdad. it brings to an end his two and a half year kidnapping ordea in iraq. he was seized by militants along wi his four bodyguds in may of 2007. two french journalists arelive and well, according to the employer the are no reports on the three afghans traveling with them. they were kidnapped while travelling noreast of the afghan capital okabul. the somali group says it is ready to sen fiters across the red a toupport islamist rebels in yemen. a top gro offial made a ledge of aally where ndreds othe newly trained fghters were oparade. after a failedttempt to blow up an airplane over detroit, the would-be bombers rece
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Jan 6, 2010 6:00pm EST
policeman in a southern russia republic. welcome to "bbc worlnews." broadcast to our viewers onbs in america. also around the globe. comingp later for you -- yemen puts on ahow of force for the st in e fight against terrorism. d setting their wsites on global domination, we go he to head with facebook h.q. hello you. only months, perhaps weeks from general electionin briin, pre minister gordon brown is facing another challge from within t ruling labo party. two foreman government heavyweights called on colleagu to back a secret ballot on whether he should remain in charge. the body is divid over mr. brown's leership and likely contder have told the bbc it's going nowhere. >> it's lun-time, wednesday, and for gordon brown that means a utine date in the commons. time for a few qutions and the ance to put davi cameron on the backfoot. >> for him to talk about love and marriagtoday when he is the person who cannot gve a straight answer on the marriage question alone --e can't say i do or don't. >> far, not bad. >> doesn't he underand that a divided party without a proper plan is putting brita
WETA
Jan 11, 2010 6:00pm EST
. very warm welcomto "bbc world ne," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america d around the glob my name is mike embley. coming up later for yo-- drawing crowdsbut not critic acaim. at a big budget films was t life of brazil'president on the silver screen. and free men or sves? and who ilthe great pyramids of egypt? and new study suggests the answer. heo to you. the worsday for international forces in afghanistan fo around two mohs has leftix soldiers dead thi inclus three amerins, a british bomb dposal specialist, and a french officer. but a ne poll suggests theris optimism about the country's future. 7 of afghans questioned think the country is headed on in th right direction. at ia significant rise on st year. alan little has th report. >> somehown the midst of war, the dark,ickensian turmoil of afghan industry survives and it must. for if t world -- for if the war to be one, it must be one, here. this ftory employs 70 people. 10 more than one year ago. it turns scrap met into w parts and ns. despite the war, demand is high and sales are good. a lot othe scrap metal is the detritus o
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Jan 14, 2010 6:00pm EST
obama has anounced a new tax on america's biggest banks. the levy is aimed at recoupg some of the $0 billion of taxpers' money use to bail out banks, mortga companies, and carmakers. 11 iraqis have been sentenced to death for the multiple truck bombings of lt august which kied more than 100 pple. the with the deadliest attac in iraq for more than a year. they wer the deadliest attacks in iraq r morehan a year. a mahas ben charged with using corrosive liquid to cause grievous bodily hm. no evidence to begin with a series of attacks thahave injured mo than 100 people in the last year. andearing fro an argentine footbler has been auctione in a league. the money will p off some of his italn tax debts. his hearg was seized whene was traveling st year. good t have youwith us on @ bc world news." tuesday with is, if you can -- to stay with us, if you can. social networking, providing a lifene in the quicksand. first though, an inques about how a foreign doctor injected a 70-year-old man with fatal dose of pain killers. the local doctor om germany was on his first shiftfilling in in cambridg
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Jan 21, 2010 6:00pm EST
the bbc he wants ace with the taliban at any price. he's askg america and britain to support a plan to pa insuents to stop fighting. >> this is a country which has not known what it is like to be at peace f 30 years. only three days ago, the taban staged aaringeries of raids right in the cenr of kabul. now president car sigh is offeringhem a nedeal. >> you'r looking ll. >> not bad. >> he's proposdereconciliation before but themericans in particular havnever been in fwafere. now heaid they changed the minds. >>e have been talking about this -- issue o this for aong time now, there actually backing it. we know as the afghan peop th we must he peac at any cost. >> any coa? >> any cost. any cost. that means that --hatar is not the only w forward. >> so he'll try win the tall bn overwith money. >> those that will return will berovided with the abilities to work. to find jobs, to have protection and resettle in their own mmunities. >> aot of the gore guerillas are just poor farmers that joined the liban because the pay well, better than the government pays policeman and soldiers and now presid
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Jan 22, 2010 6:00pm EST
. welcome to "bbc world news" broadcast to viewers on pbs in america and around t globe. behind the sces of an unusual art exhibit. forgery i the name of the game. t stars come out for the annual sundance festal. we will bri in the movies to watch for 2010. -- we will bring you the mies to watch out for in 2010. ♪ >> ctors are helpi survivors of the haitian earthque. they are w warning of the outbaks of highly ctagious diseases hundreds of thousands are now living in overcrowded and unhygienic conditions. the situation in the centerf the capitais so bad tt have the miion people will have to be moved outside rt-au-prince. thiss how most of the homeless survivors are livinat the moment they are out in the streets in tents. thehave precious little to eat or drink. these makeshift cps are springing up l over theity andountry. their squalid and unsanitary. there are wriesbout the spread of disease. aid is startg to get rid o -- aid is starting to gethrough to the remote areas. a roteown has a population of about 60,000. 90% ofhem are living on the stres. its hard to get to jmel, but our co
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Jan 27, 2010 6:00pm EST
viewers on pbs in america, also arou the globe. my name is mike embl. coming up latefor you -- britain's tp lawyer at the time of the iraq war testifies. whyid he change his mind? and lessons from the meltdown. the wor econoc forum opens in davos andalls for fundental retnking of capitalis no ss. hello to u. could the afghan president's plan to offer talksnd money to peace with the tliban undermine the environment wi the afghaneople? homage kzai has been defending himself from the accusation. -- homage karzai. britain's prime minister swered questions from afghan d british studts and defended his deoyment of british troops. our world om paris our wod affairs correspondent was there. >>president karzai arrives londonnowing he has repair ork to do on hiswn reputation and that of his vernment. last year's afghan elections were widelyseen as flawed by widespread corruption. at the same time, mo troops than ever were being killeor injured in the war against the taliban. was it, one studt asked, worth e price being paid? british soiers have been fighting in afghanistan for nine years. pract
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Jan 28, 2010 6:00pm EST
. >> this is the president who took office saying he would ret america's relationship with thabroad. >> the politics dend he looks in words. not eery president goes deeply detail about pblems in the world ia state of the union message. it is the ste of the union, ter all. he talk about iraq and afghistan. >> brily. >> he talked about iran in netiations with russia over nuclear weapons. his focus is political an imperative, starting his second year where he has had a serious setback and looking aheato a midterm ection inovember that could be a disaster for his own pay. he had t get a new start in his domeic dynamic, much re than addresthe problems of the world. >> if we could look at anotr ise which was th nature of ameran politic this decision to alow more coorate fancing of elections, something he w angry about and you are with him on that. >> i am with him on thatartly out of sf-interest. i had a hand in some hose laws the quarter return. extraordary to have the presidt singled out the supremeourt while t jtices were sitti there. they threwut 100 years of law andradition by a 5-4 vote. derstandable and ju
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Jan 29, 2010 6:00pm EST
. president obama says that figure arked ace --arked an improvent over the decline america experienced onyear ago. he noted that job growth is still lagging. our correspondt reports from new york. >> president obama on the factory floor in baltimore, buoyed by some good ecomic ws. the u.s. economy is gwing faster tha expecd. >> today, we have stopped the flood of b losses. we ve stabilizedhe financial syst. we can safely say weave avoided that looming depression th morning,e received a report that airm's progress. -- that affirms ogress. >> the recession meant overa gdp last year contcted by 2%, the worst performance since 1946. the second half of the year saw a reboun as we nownow, in the last three months. the u.s. economy grew at an annu rate of 5.7%. that was thanks to businesses buying more stock from companies like this one. this company makes bulk ckaging for brands. this woman sees things improving. >> w are hiring more people. i think our rt of manufacturi is perhaps starting to see some growth we aretarting to see that the plants are busier. >>there are stil struling consumers th ar
PBS
Jan 6, 2010 5:30pm EST
in america and elsewhere around the world. warning against hysteria. sexting web sites for global domination. we go head-to-head with facebook hq -- and websites go for global domination. hello to you. only months, perhaps weeks, from a general election in britain, prime minister gordon brown is facing another challenge from within the labour party. some are asking for a secret ballot to determine whether or not he should remain in charge. the party is deeply divided over his leadership secretary david miliband told the bbc the revolt is going nowhere. we have this report. >> it is lunchtime. it is wednesday. and for gordon brown, that means a routine state with the comments. as the clock strikes 12:00, his plans. >> for him to talk about love and marriage today when he is the person you cannot give a straight answer, whether we cannot say i do or i do not -- whether he cannot say that. >> does he understand that a divided party without a proper plan his putting britain's recovery at risk? >> but all along, the prime minister noknew this. >> they are texted all of their colleagues to call fo
PBS
Jan 8, 2010 5:30pm EST
world news broadcasting to an america on pbs. a u.n. proposal to store nuclear fuel. first, but up close and on camera, tiger cubs are filled in the wild. -- filmed in the wild. the young nigerian man accused of the christmas day airliner bomb plot in the united states has pleaded not guilty at his first court appearance. the suspect, umar farouk abdulmutallab, said he understood the charges against him. he has been indicted on six charges including the attempted murder of 290 passengers and crew on board of the american plane. this was not a long process today. >> not at all. less than three minutes to the whole thing took. umar farouk abdulmutallab was in court wearing leg irons and dressed in a t-shirt. he was asked whether he had taken pain killers, he said he had. he said that he understood fully the charges against him and whether he had a chance to discuss them with his defense team. at that time, his defense counsel asked for a plea of not guilty. the most serious charges are the attempt to use a weapon of mass destruction and murder the other people on the plane. also an attempt
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Jan 18, 2010 5:30pm EST
. >> a very warm welcome to "bbc worldñ news," broadcast in america on pbs and elsewhere around the world. the man who shot pope john paul ii is released. we'll look at why mystery still surrounds the assassination attempt. and a welcome to new zealand's prince. hello to you. nearly one week after the earthquake struck haiti and despite a colossal international efforts, tens of thousands of victims are still waiting for aid -- despite a colossal international effort. large numbers of earthquake survivors are having to fend for themselves. many are just trying to leave the city. our correspondent is in port-au- prince. >> it has been nearly one week since this happened, and it is not surprising that the american general is in charge of the relief operation year, he says he believes the final death toll, although we may not know that accurately -- the american general who is in charge of the relief operation here. in terms of the aid effort that is coming in here, we are at the airport in port-au-prince. flights are beginning to come in at a much more regular basis -- on a much more regular
PBS
Jan 25, 2010 5:30pm EST
questioned the effectiveness of the u.s. aid operation here but no one can doubt the sheer scale of america's commitment. >> a phrase you hear a lot in the media but these really are crisis talks. under way now in northern ireland to try to prevent the power-sharing government from collapsing. it's a risk because the talks have broken down. the odds -- there are odds over the issue of policing and parades. >> an overnight gun attack on a police station. it showed just how delicate the situation is in northern ireland. it was carried out by dissident republicans trying to wreck the peace process. there's no prospect of a return to fool-scale violence but there is a full-scale political cry sills. the assembly is close to collapse after a breakdown in relations between the main unionist party. as both sides prepare to meet at lunch time, the strain was starting to show. >> i have been at pains to make this place work. it's been my life's work over the course of recent times because i passionately believe in the all ireland institutions. >> but the 45-minute meeting he's then had with the d.u.
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Jan 29, 2010 5:30pm EST
quarter of 2009. president obama said this marked the start improvement over the decline america experienced just one week -- one year ago. yet he noted job growth is lagging. unemployment is also causing concern on the other side of the atlantic. in spain, officials say one in five of the work force is without a job and it is the younger workers who are bearing the brunt of that slowdown. it is prompting talk of all lost generation. we have this report from madrid. >> he used to make pizza. now he is pruning in a botanical garden. he was unemployed before he became an apprentice. >> [unintelligible] >> these clauses are a lifeline to everyone here. all the training gardners are under 25 and has been out of work. they now earn money as a large. >> i applied for jobs eagerly before this. i did not get one interview. there were some many people sending cv's. you get used to applying and hearing nothing. >> the recession in spain hits young people hard. many moved here in the boom years, lured by high pay. they are here because they are far simpler to fire on the downturn. it is tol
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Jan 4, 2010 7:00am EST
. president obama says the measures are not compatible with america's ambitions of becoming a world leader in the fight against the disease. france has become the latest country to close its embassy in yemen, citing security issues. the u.s. and britain have kept their embassies closed for a second day over what officials call threats from al-qaeda. the security forces in yemen say they have killed two suspected al-qaeda members, and wounded three others. diesel oil from a broken pipeline has reached one of china's most important water sources. according state media reports, water quality monitors have found traces of the oil, despite efforts by more than 700 workers to contain the spill further upstream. authorities have advised over 800,000 people not to drink the water. heavy snow has brought beijing to a standstill. stores have been close. residents have been ordered to clear icy roads. paralyzing traffic also forcing airports to cancel flights. billions of dollars of foreign aid have been sent to afghanistan since the war started in 2001. and despite that, life for many afghans is on
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Jan 4, 2010 6:30pm EST
seen, others not. the chief threat to airline security does not lie here in america. it is at dozens of airports worldwide in pakistan -- worldwide. in pakistan, the new rules in effect, and in nigeria, some say this is discriminatory. officials say they added dozens of names to the no-fly list since the christmas day attempt. some are worried more will come. bbc news. >> to some, the new rules come uncomfortably close to racial profiling. our correspondent in washington. >> i think they are coming closer. i think that is a genuine shift. there is a fear over how close they came in detroit to a real terrorist disaster, so i think there was support for this quite radical change in policy, and i do wonder if president bush was still in office, and if he had announced such a change, and if there would have been some outrage from the left. >> and president obama is just coming up to one year in office. >> yes, he has national security to deal with and all of the policy and the argument over that, but, mike, if you look at the economic news, there were good figures on manufacturing, but o
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Jan 5, 2010 7:00am EST
to keep america safe, and he has work to do. first, mr. obama had a lengthy meeting with his top counterterrorism adviser, john brennan, leading the inquiry about how this airplane came so close to blowing up in the sky. the secretary of state will be one at the height meeting -- high-level meeting at the white house. >> we are looking to see if whether the procedures need to be changed, upgraded. we will be meeting with the president to go over our internal reviews and hear what others in our government also have concluded and to take whatever additional steps necessary. >> airline security has already been stepped up and more names added to washington's no flight list, and some have had their u.s. visas revoked. the intelligence failures may be more difficult. the british government confirmed and i-5 shared information to the cia about the alleged bomber a year ago. could the system has stopped him from getting on the plane? white house officials say the president will announce reforms of the watch list system later today. they will also talk about renewed efforts to thwart any
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Jan 7, 2010 7:00am EST
big thing. >> january and las vegas and the week where america's party town fills up with geeks and gadgets rather than gamblers. this electronic show is a place to get a glimpse of the future. although not all the products will fly. each year it mirrors the progress of digital technology and more and more areas of our lives. leaping through a newspaper or book that modern technology failed to reproduce and -- one british company unfailing the product here believes it has done the trick. it was in cambridge that two academic work out ways to put electronic circuit on plastic and it led to these light, flexible screens, greeted by the company they formed, plastic logic. later today its first project -- product will be launched here. the company says it will be better " than the in-books like this one. >> the key technology is above elect -- it lets us build this larger and lighter and shatterproof unlike anything anyone else can do. >> this is a tiny projector that tns any service to a 10 cents a screen so you can turn this into a game machine. dam it fees you from the constraint
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